Property assessments are reviewed annually as per Wisconsin Statutes. Any changes to the assessment records are based on what has been recorded with the St. Croix County Register of Deeds office as of January 1 of each year, the construction status of building permits as of January 1 of each year, sales transactions from the previous year and other issues.
The city of Hudson has a contract with Bowmar Appraisal, Inc. for all assessing services. The services include a revaluation of residential, commercial, and industrial properties for 2020 that is in progress. The purpose of the revaluation is to value all properties at their estimated full market value, as required by Wisconsin Statutes. Factors taken into consideration include size and location of lots, existing improvements on each lot, building permits issued, analysis of recent sales, and other market influences.
Employees from Bowmar are currently reviewing 2019 building permits, property splits, and sales. They are also doing ‘drive/walk by’ inspections throughout the city. They are checking items that do not require a building permit and may have changed since the last revaluation in 2011. These items include siding, door/window replacements, and sheds/small storage facilities. They are also taking pictures of each house and business. They are not doing internal inspections at this time.
Open Book and Board of Review dates, times, and the process involved are scheduled for this fall (October). Changes are ongoing due to the review procedure and COVID-19, and updates will be provided on an ongoing basis.
Contact information is:
Bowmar Appraisal, Inc.
800-303-2090 or 715-835-1141
4330 Golf Terrace Ste 208
Eau Claire, WI 54071
Property record card information is available online. The land and improvement values posted are updated prior to and after the Board of Review each year.
The assessment roll values as of January 1, 2020, and established at the Board of Review will be used for the tax bills mailed out in mid-December 2020.
Additional information is available from the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue including:
- Guide for Property Owners (PDF)
- Property Assessment Appeal Guide for Wisconsin Real Property Owners (PDF)
Some parcel/land information is available on St. Croix County’s website. If you want to check on the status of real estate or personal property taxes, you can use the following link:
You can also contact the St. Croix County Treasurer’s office at 715-386-4645.